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and flexibility. it is easy. get up on your feet and step to the beat. senior dance class is from sf rec and park. a great way to get out and play. >> for more information, >> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look.
the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner.
>> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series
of flat plains run parallel to each other and constructed of steel tubing. >> it is made up of these strata. as the light starts to shift, there is a real sense that there is a dynamism. >> it gives the illusion that this cultures might be fragments of a larger, mysterious mass. >> the environmental artwork livens it with color, light, and the movement. three large woven soldiers are suspended. these are activated by custom air flow program. >> i channeled air flow into each of these forms that makes it move ever so slightly.
and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline.
>> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that
were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by the international artists. as a collection, these art works tell the story of the vibrant arts scene in the early 1960's through the mid-1980s's. the illustrate san francisco's cultural center and a place of innovation that is recognized and the love throughout the world. one of the highlights is a series of three left tapestries. they are on view after being in storage for 20 years. these tapestries representing various gardens. from his years of living in san francisco. hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and whilst dahlias in rich, deep
shades as they make their way to the baggage area. they can access behind-the- scenes information and interviews with the artist through an audio to work. it features archival audio as well as interviews with living artists. he can be accessed on site by dialing the telephone numbers located near the artwork or by visiting the commission's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit
i was in the august 21 of september 4 meeting, i was wondering why there is an endless culture of misrepresentation of certain verifiable facts. those minutes and that summarize what i stated or submitted. why should these? the omission of relevant data that pertains to taxi service, taxi services, is the dereliction of duty, omission. for special assistance number 12, parliamentarian code 1372, who is supposed to supervise the flow of information, ensure preparation and distribution, ensure the development and proper maintenance of database and files, doesn't this board care
about taxi dispatch, driver quality of the confusion over top lights, and the lack of taxi stands? bearing my comments and pc&m survey in the sand can only be construed as a cover-up. would you correct those minutes? >> thank you. >> anyone else care to address the board on the minutes? >> chairman nolan: all those in favor? the ayes have it. >> secretary boomer: item 5, communication. >> chairman nolan: let me say that we anticipated a large crowd of people today, taxi items. what i want to do is combine
with a members consent, 11 and 12, and get people from the public about three minutes each. i was under the impression that everybody understood at that point that there were no taxi items on their. i apologize not everybody had known that. will listen to the proposals today. anything else ms. boomer? >> secretary boomer: item 6, introduction and a new business by board members. >> i would like to say that we went to the cable cart delegation. director reiskin, director nolan and myself went to the dedication of the cable cart number 6.
it was nice to be there to see the car as it rolled out as agreed everyone who had worked on that i congratulate them for doing a great job. unfortunately the gentleman in charge of doing the paint job for 30 years -- could not be there because he was ill in the hospital. everybody recognize the hard work he had done that. the cable cars are such an amazing attraction and the drivers are such ambassadors; >> chairman nolan: it was impressive and moving; he dedicated his entire work life to the cable cars. it shows. the quality shows. the family joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. director ramos?
>> director ramos: thank you chairman nolan. i had the great pleasure to attend the recent public event that the san francisco bicycle coalition coordinated hosting the gentleman from copenhagen, one of the directors that is helped push their mode share the something like 30 percent. one of the things that they have done in copenhagen - and there is interest in doing that here - is getting a bicycle counter installed along one of the heavy bicycle corridors. there is private interest in cooperating with the nta and exploring the opportunity. i want to see if it would be okay to see the could have staff take a look at something like that the next four that for future discussion and
start to get - explore those opportunities. >> chairman nolan: will members consent will ask mr. reiskin. thank you, ms. boomer. >> director ramos: i know we are trying to move quickly. one more thing with respect to safety and well-being of some of our employees. i regularly see our fair inspectors out there. they're always telling me horror stories about how they were assaulted, running into issues with increased amount of enforcement. i am wondering if there is some way where we can have maybe staff look into - if not outright - a little bit more awareness building on the part of the riding public and how it is a crime to assault and abuse our fare inspectors.
>> chairman nolan: we also received indication from the president of 258 about drivers as well; he was referring to the driver after the world series in the bus, attacked, set on fire. all that mr. reiskin, if you could come back to some point, i look around the country and see what best practices might be there. i am sure that fare inspectors is tough stuff. >> secretary boomer: -- report. >> good afternoon. a few things for you today. first of all happy to announce the couple of awards, recognition that the agency has received, the mtc, metropolitan transportation committee presented the sfmta with excellent emotion award for sf
park, and also -- the annual award program the mtc puts on, we were fortunate to be recognized for two different programs. also eric williams, the president of 258 and i attended an event of the san francisco museum and historical society, when both muni for its 100 anniversary and the market street railway received awards of merit from that society. get to get positive recognition for the history of muni which again came forth last week when the put car 26 back into service. moving on, one bike issue, jfk
cycle track that went in the early this year - i know there were a lot of concerns about it. there was a lot of back-and-forth, engagement of different stakeholders to approve the design and address concerns. we have gone back to conduct a survey to see how the traffic for cars, pedestrians, bikes, people with disabilities has changed since the installation of the cycle track. i will mention also that director rubke and director brinkman and others dissipated in the event last week but on the mayor's office of disability, the independent living council, the walk sf bike coalition to talk about issues of accessibility.
holidays are coming up. construction in union square will be suspended in the holidays. it will be reopened from market to geary, especially during the holidays the best way to access union square, downtown shopping district is by muni, bart, ferries; the best places to catch a cab, or park -- i am missing some of the text here -- we want people to come to the areas where all the holiday shopping happens. we want people to use transit, take taxis, ride bikes. we will resume construction on stockton after the first of the year.
for those who have to drive we want folks to use sf park garages, rates are competitive the parking these garages as opposed to being out in the street blocking taxis, muni, while looking for a parking space. we want to encourage everybody on muni - and really everybody out in the public right-of-way to be aware of your surroundings, to be conscious of what is happening around you. we still have a fairly high degree of pickpocketing, and that sort of activity happening on muni, particularly in tourist heavy areas. people should be mindful and a distracted by portable devices. we want everyone to be safe and want the cities businesses to thrive. church and debose project, last
weekend shutdown, we are in substantial completion. the last bit of work that requires a shutdown was replacing track in the portal, connecting the mainline up to churchill and debose. we had recently found the track in that area was worn, and reduce the speed in that area. the main piece of the remaining work that we were not able to do this past weekend because of the weather was doing the pilot transit only lanes on church between 16th and debose; was the weather clears and we have a good window we will move forward with the public of transit only lane. that pilot is part of the tep, an unofficial pilot of the tep,
one of many measures and to improve the reliability of services. we chose this location because it is the slowest segment of the j church; a pretty key area. we want to see what we can get in terms of improvements. i creating a transit-only lane and colorizing it, sending a strong signal that it is for transit, it is an 18 month pilot. hopefully it will take us lowest portion of that route and speed it up considerably. only there but at 22 and fillmore. finally the partnership for a healthier america which works with the private sector and our first lady, michelle obama, to address the epidemic of child